Monday, November 12, 2007

Intel's Penryn Chips, Cable Regulations, Paid YouTube Service


Intel Shifts from Silicon To Halfnium For Penryn Chips

Intel is building transistors in the chips from a material called hafnium instead of silicon dioxide, an industry mainstay since the 1960s. Smaller, faster and eco-friendly.

These chips dramatically increase computing performance and boost applications such as high-definition video over the Internet.

FCC Brings New Restrictions To Regulate The Unregulated Cable Industry

Under a proposed rule circulating at the FCC, cable companies such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable would have to slash the price they charge smaller television programmers to lease access on spare cable channels, a move the FCC says would open up cable viewers to a wider diversity of shows.

YouTube Offers Ad-Free Service?

2400 consumers, called the End of Advertising Survey, that found that 11% of respondents would pay a small fee to remove advertisements from their online video viewing experience. A YouTube Premium subscription option? It could make sense.

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